Skip to comments.Military diversity group says there are too many white men on top
Posted on 03/08/2011 7:44:23 AM PST by mandaladon
As if the military did not have enough to worry about with two wars, troops around the globe and members of Congress calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya (a de facto act of war), the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) Monday released a report informing those in uniform that there are too many white men in their uppermost ranks.
Ordered by Congress in the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, the report seeks to increase diversity.
The commissions recommendations support two overriding and related objectives: (1) that the Armed Forces systematically develop a demographically diverse leadership and (2) that the services pursue a broader approach to diversity that includes the range of backgrounds, skill sets and personal attributes that are necessary to enhancing military performance, the report reads.
According to the document, 77 percent of active duty senior officers are white, 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women something that needs to change, according to the MLDC.
Leveraging diversity as a vital strategic military resource will require the commitment, vision, and know-how of leaders at every level, the report continues. Without this commitment to instill respect for diversity as a core value, the needed cultural change may not take place.
To that end the commission has provided 20 recommendations to cure the military of its white male scourge including increasing the eligibility pool, making diversity a priority, allow women in combat, instituting more outreach efforts, implementing diversity strategic plans and requiring official explanations when a minority or woman is not nominated to 3- and 4-star positions.
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Without this commitment to instill respect for diversity as a core value, the needed cultural change may not take place. and who says we need “cultural change” WTF? what we need is a change of administration.
“white male scourge”
these people hate the country and themselves.
...But I thought that quotas were illegal!? /s
I KNEW the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" was only the beginning! Now they want to distate the POSITIONS people use!
And there are too many black men in the NBA, so what.
Sun Tzu always taught that there must be diversity among the leadership /s
...it’s a sad commentary on the state of American manhood that women are considered for ground combat....especially against Muslim men...they won’t pay much attention to the Geneva convention when they take women prisoners...the gang rape of that woman CBS reporter in Egypt was just a little dress rehersal of what’s to come.
The (political) leadership of the US Military I are aholes.
That’s what I have learned from this last year (of Congress and the President messing with it).
Well,the Army was working hard to get Maj Hassan to the top before he accidentally discharged his weapon. /s/
I've got a cultural change idea for ya: this country was founded and WON by Christian White Males....to the victor go the spoils.
Deal with it.
They already got fudgepackers into the Army, and they want more of this liberal garbage?
The degradation of the military is well underway.
So ridiculous. Colin Powell was at the top under George HW Bush..... before diversity became fashionable. These people make me sick.
I respect sun tzu but there is no room for affirmative action in selecting our military leaders. At the same time, there’s no room for a good old boy’s club either.
the White Hut is desperate...race race race....ever since Powell went over to the dark side, rats have lost their portion of patriotism. We have West, and they can’t figure out how to attack him....not because he’s black,because he would destroy them with words and facts.
Sorry, not enough minorities can even pass the ASVAB to break into even the enlisted ranks. Or, they are too busy selling drugs, tacos, or enrolling in community colleges to join.
Hubby was a recruiter who saw this for too many years. Also, many of our high school principals in these areas refuse to allow military recruiters in to sign them up.
The question that should be asked ...exactly how many women/minority types even WANT to serve, or believe in taking the oath required to serve? How many would provide the ultimate sacrifice if called upon? Do we really believe enough of these people even care about this country to that extent OR have the mental AND physical ability to serve?
A good many of them mock the patriotic principles that it takes ... many of them believe it is either beneath them, or that it’s just not “their cup of tea.”
They don’t pay any attention to the convention when they take male prisoners either
Do these morons understand that the military is a merit based system? If your good enough, you move up. If your not, you don’t!
Maybe it’s just me, but I never once looked around at my leadership and thought, Damn, there too many white dudes in charge. We need a few more black, hispanic and asian guys at the top. All I cared about was if the man at the top could lead, and that he could take care of his Marines.
An affirmative action program in the military will destroy it. Period!!
Who appointed the commission members and who served on it?
HA- you missed the /s at the end. I was joking.
Military Leadership Diversity Commission...these the same people who purposely over looked the Fort Hood terrorist??..
The very existence of such a group is an indication of it's purpose.
In war there are two kinds of people. The living and the dead. By "leveraging diversity" they can only mean more DEAD.
Nowhere in that “report” does it identify why this rush to diversity would actually make our Armed Forces more effective.
Do we want our military sons and daughters led by the best leaders available... or those selected by a diversity board to fill quotas?
I am truly amazed at how this country is dead set on committing national suicide on all fronts.
too many white men in the frontlines, too
change that first!
Now they want to dictate the POSITIONS people use!
Took me a couple seconds to get it. LOL
That should make the left happy.
It’s also why the military settled on the 9mm Beretta because the ladies couldn’t handle the .45 - just saying.
There. I fixed it.
To a man who only has a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
I don’t want white men at the top. I want great warriors and leaders.
Merit systems are racist — dont’cha know?
Time to bluntly return fire, because we are at war for the very survival of our culture:
White Christian men are almost wholly responsible for the pinnacle of human achievement, Western Civilization.
I hope some find that statement “offensive”. If not, I can be more clear.
Dirversity as a requirement is a LIE. It is a lie in the past now and in the future. There is no increased strength or capability brought about by diversity...only out of ABILITY. If those who CHOOSE to enter the military meet standards and excell they WILL be rewarded.
These liars conveniently sidestep all history in the US on how the Military has ALWAYS led in diversity and how it was the MILITARY in so many places that brough about changes socially proving that inate characteristics like being black or asian or anything else mattered not but that like MLK said the content of their character did.
Now the real danger is how the gays have successfully overturned DADT and will push until their lie of inateness is simply accepted without proof so that soon enough religious freedom to adhere to the christian principles that homosexuality is a sin will be forcibly restricted. We are a free nation no more when things liek this happen.
I really didn’t care what the color of ones skin was when I was in the service...
If you performed and I knew you had my back, as I had theirs, without any prejudice or malace...Everything worked out just fine...
I still believe that is prevalent today in all branches of our armed forces...
This is a busy body BS story designed to illicite just the kind of response we are seeing here so far...
And I’m hip to the idea...Thos of us who have served know the score...We just don’t enjoy seeing people who do not have a clue (or who have never served this country), speculate on something that doesn’t matter a hill of beans in the long run...
He was going to stay in for 30 years but since the one has been President, he's bailing out.
Some of the crap that is now going on the the Military, makes me glad that I'm as old as I am, because if I were in today, I don't trust my self and what I might do.
It used to be promotion was based on an Officers ORB (Read: Officers record brief) This document covered all the bases, assignments, education, command positions, combat tours, etc, etc. Now it looks like all one needs is the Official Photo! I’m glad I’m retired too Brother.
The Soviets had much the same attitude in the 30s with their military. Cost them 10’s of millions of people to figure out that war is the ultimate in Darwinian processes.
We are in control of a coalition that is hell bent on destroying an entire civilization.
My guess is that a conservative white man can reach about O-3 before he is tagged out of the service for being white and conservative. Maybe in a war time they can squeak up to O-5 and make the LTC battalion level commander, but other than that a white man must become a “white male PC worshipper”, thank you respectable conservatives.
The grievance industry has run amuck in this country and only older people who can remember a time when there were very few NGOs wagging the dog can keep this in perspective. Remember, whatever the cause de jour is, it will be the end of life as we know it.
“in” should read ...”under the..” I’ve not finished my first morning coffee!
I notice they NEVER address what the "needed cultural change" is... Kinda like that "fundamental transformation" Hussein was always on about. Just ONCE I'd love to see some talking head ask them to EXPLAIN what this is.
Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think thats worse, Casey said.